This is truly an amazing story! Claire Danes is superb! Highly recommend this book. It's so chilling how this story feels like a foreshadowing of our current political climate.
Reading is better than shopping
This is one of the greatest audiobooks I have ever heard. Claire Danes did a wonderful job creating the characters and adding suspense when necessary.
I really enjoyed Serena Joy. Each time she appeared in the audiobook, my ears perked up and I was prepared for the story to move to a different direction.
The Handmaid’s Tale: A History of Our Future
I purchased this audiobook as a bundle with the e-book and I completely devoured it within three days. The story is captivating and unfortunately during this bleak political climate it almost feels inevitable. Everyone should read this book!
I had read this book before and had thought it a classic then. Given the current political situation, I thought it would be a good book to revisit. Listening to Claire Dane's narration elevated the experience well beyond expectations.
Claire Danes was a wonderful choice to narrate this book.
With the current political and environmental crises I have been reading a lot of dystopian works, both fiction and nonfiction. This is easily among the best I have encountered, as it is chillingly plausible. The author seems to have a very firm grasp of history as well as the practices of places like North Korea and repressive religious societies in modern time.
I will be recommending this to my teenagers as they enter the world.
Excellent narration by Claire Danes. I enjoyed this story completely. It's a bit dark, certainly an interesting journey. Again, narration by Ms. Danes truly captured the imagery and emotion. Would recommend as audio for certain. Good for BookClub read!
excellent story, I wish the author would have expanded more and made the story longer. definitely too short. as the I was starting to get a bigger picture of the world the main character lives in the author cuts the story, IMO, abruptly.
Having read (listened to) the Tale then the epilogue set up as an Anthropology study was a great twist. Otherwise it was sort of boring and at times hard to follow current events vs flashbacks. Claire Daines as narrator did not help the boring factor.
Should read this book, not listen. It's a good book but sounds like she's reading a grocery list.